Asante Snap Insulin Pump – Review

Reviewer Product Rating:

D-blogger and advocate Melissa Lee reviews the Asante Snap Pump and tells why it’s one of her favorite D-devices!



  • exceptionally lightweight and low-profile
  • extremely fast auto-priming and infusion set/cartridge changes
  • uses a 300mL glass Humalog pen cartridge, so likelihood of introducing air bubbles into the system is decreased
  • no battery to change or charge
  • offers a choice in how you calculate IOB (Insulin on Board) – correction only or correction plus meal


  • has a low-resolution screen
  • is currently a Humalog-only pump (cannot use with other insulins)
  • low startup costs, but higher monthly supply costs than other pumps because of the disposable pump bodies
  • shortcut key for Smart Bolus is also the shortcut key for Audio Bolus, so if you have the key set to enter your bolus calculator more quickly, you cannot access the Audio Bolus feature
  • it’s not waterproof, only splash-proof

Use this pump? Let us know what you think!




6 Responses

  1. StephenS
    StephenS May 14, 2014 at 5:52 pm | | Reply

    Great review! I’m starting the process of considering a new pump, and this review has been a great resource. Thanks!

  2. Stacy
    Stacy May 16, 2014 at 4:46 pm | | Reply

    I love my Snap pump! I have had it since last August. So convenient. I am anxiously awaiting integration with glooko/dexcom, but it really has made my life easier!

  3. Rob Klein
    Rob Klein May 27, 2014 at 2:56 pm | | Reply

    Great, honest review. I too am using the Asante Snap pump. I know it doesn’t have all the plush features, but the simplicity of placing the bottle in vs. a syringe, bubbles, long prime, was the best decision I made. I can change out the cartridge & insulin in public in a few quick steps. Life in my world is so much better with Snap. I am waiting to get linked with Diasend & doctor’s office to make it even better.

  4. MikeH
    MikeH June 28, 2014 at 9:06 am | | Reply

    Thanks for this, Melissa! Did I hear correctly elsewhere: it does not have a vibration mode? So you must always have it on audible beep…? That’d be a deal-breaker for me, and I bet many who work in settings where they’d prefer yo have no noise at all (like courtrooms, for example).

  5. Candra Tyler
    Candra Tyler September 9, 2014 at 1:56 am | | Reply

    I love this Snap Pump!!! It’s so light weight I feel nude…no heavy feeling anymore….love…love…love, no more worries about losing the battery cap or the insulin reservoir cap…less cleaning too, it’s as simple as cleaning your cell phone…no more worries about battery power or changing it and losing the cap!!!!….I’m in love, the fact that the insulin never gets air or sets in plastic also means it’s fresher and works better!!! Thanks asante snap and all who helped create this beauty!!!

  6. Sandy Brooks
    Sandy Brooks October 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm | | Reply

    Thanks, Melissa for a great review! The Snap pump has never even been on my radar screen but now this is something to consider when my warranty runs out.

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